Hudson Yards exists as a reminder of the stark socioeconomic disparities that exist in the city and of how gentrification continues to exacerbate and perpetuate the lack of affordable housing. Hudson Yards promotes itself as a space public toall but is clearly meant for a select few.
I stepped off the 7 train and, after ascending a narrow escalator, I entered Hudson Yards. It appeared to me some sort of corporate future space, and I was immediately reminded of my dislike of modern architecture. The things people seem to like about tall buildings of this ilk – how grandiose, awe-inspiring, industrially beautiful they are – are the things that, to me, seem to boast wasted space, wasted amenities, wasted energy. They taunt how shiny and new and tall and expensive they are; how seemingly devoid of history and context they seem to stand. ,
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